Chair of Machine Tools and Control Systems

Together in the network

SmartFactory-KL is a network of about 50 member organizations from industry and research. These partners perform research and development projects related to Industrie 4.0 and the factory of the future. The work ranges from developing their vision and preparing descriptions all the way to industrial implementation.

We create the perfect framework for our partners to communicate and carry out joint research, development, testing, and implementation.

The cooperation of our members on equal terms is a major guarantee of success at SmartFactoryKL. Because we are an independent organization, we can provide a neutral platform for exchange among leading companies and institutes regarding Industrie 4.0. Our work is based on the values of mutual respect, openness, and trust.

This mind-set allows us to establish the basis to work together with our partner: Researching together, testing together, developing together, implementing together and communicating together.

The centerpiece of our work is the manufacturer-independent demonstrator and research platform – unique in the world, the Industrie 4.0 production plant created by the SmartFactory-KL partner consortium. This is where researchers and operators are advancing the concepts of Industrie 4.0. The aim is to pave the way for more flexible, more efficient production concepts. Innovative information and communication technologies are tested and further developed in realistic, industrial production environments. This allows for mature information technologies to be integrated in factory automation.

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